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Climate Change Act 2008

Orders and regulations

Section 90: Orders and regulations

483.This section makes general provision in respect of powers to make orders or regulations under the Act. Subsection (3) allows orders or regulations to include supplementary, incidental and consequential provision and to make transitional provision and savings. Subsections (4) and (5) provide that any provision that may be made by order may instead be made by regulations, and vice versa; this is a matter of administrative convenience – the precise form of the instrument has no legal significance.

Section 91: Affirmative and negative resolution procedure

484.This section defines the terms “affirmative resolution procedure” and “negative resolution procedure” as they apply to instruments made by the Secretary of State. Subsection (3) provides that the affirmative resolution procedure may be used wherever the negative resolution procedure is stipulated; this will allow provisions which would otherwise have to be made using different procedures to be made in the same instrument. Subsection (4) provides that this section does not apply to instruments making trading schemes (see section 49 and Schedule 3) or instruments in relation to single use carrier bags (see section 77 and Schedule 6), both of which have their own specific procedures.

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